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06-06-2012, 06:37 AM #21
Originally Posted by 850R3 Gallon Planted Betta Tank
4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank
06-06-2012, 06:44 AM #22
0Originally Posted by 850R
I'm new so I can't tell you what swing in salinity could do to your fish or coral but I would be concerned about nitrates increasing due to the small tank size, if I'm not mistaking.
One more thing, I put the tops back on my tank to prevent some evaporation and I know that prevents the release of some gases, I think CO2. Might want to have someone tell you if that would be a bigger issue in a smaller tank.
Last edited by GoWild; 06-06-2012 at 06:46 AM.72 gallon saltwater
06-06-2012, 06:49 AM #23
I need to go to bed lol
oh yeah - top offs - Yeah I fluffed that one lol.
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06-06-2012, 07:17 AM #24
0Originally Posted by 850R
I now use 5 gallon jugs and 5 gallon buckets to get my RO/DI water LOL
But these are things the OP has to think about if money is an issue. HOB refugium, skimmers, Is he/she gonna want to eventually use a sump to make is water parameters stable, and keep his/her display tank always filled up (very nice to have water evaporate from the sump not the display) Then you need an overflow box, sump, return pump (all not cheap) Plus I wouldn't want all that crap hanging in my tank.
my advice is to get a drilled tank with a sump. the only way to go!
Last edited by GoWild; 06-06-2012 at 07:19 AM.72 gallon saltwater
06-06-2012, 10:31 AM #25
0Originally Posted by GoWildOriginally Posted by GoWildIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-07-2012, 12:26 AM #26
0Originally Posted by Cliff
I'm interested in what the OP decided to do72 gallon saltwater
06-07-2012, 12:42 AM #27
Let me just jump right in here,grab another stick to help Cliff beat the GO SLOW drum! A 10 is in no way an appropriate sized tank to start off with. If money is the issue,then stick with fw,its dirt cheap there,the fish are mostly commercially raised and much easier to keep. Corals require rock solid water keeping skills and there is very little room for error evn in a 55 to 75 gal tank. I consider myself a conscientious fish keeper and I am a gross newb in the reef world. All the early advice and finger wagging must be heeded and absorbed. Sw critters are extremely fragile and mostly wild caught,it is your absolute responsibility to do it right right away and the whole time. Other then that,enjoy it!